Genetics is the study of inheritance: the structure and expression of genes, the genetic basis of traits, and the interaction between genes and the environment at the population and species level. 

More than any other discipline, genetics is transforming modern biology. The growing availability of completely sequenced genomes, computational analysis and molecular analytic tools is allowing unprecedented discoveries in areas as diverse as human medicine, agriculture, conservation biology and biotechnology. 

Undertake a major in genetics and you’ll learn key concepts and techniques that you can apply to a range of careers, including those with a research focus.